Peak District World War commemorations

Remembrance poppiesThey shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Robert Laurence Binyon

Around Derbyshire and the Peak District there are some marvellous commemorations of the World War I in particular:

  • Chatsworth in Wartime – April to December 2014 – An exhibition marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War with objects, archives, photographs and stories will reveal life on Chatsworth estate during both wars. Estate workers and Cavendish family and relations fought on the front line from the Somme to Gallipoli. Life on the home front during the First World War; the impact of the war effort on the estate and the contribution made by women will be shown. A timeline of major international events is contrasted with personal stories from Chatsworth between 1914 and 1950.
  • WWI and WWII exhibition at Bakewell Old House Museum – from 2nd August  2014 -Exhibition of WWI and WWII items including Bakewell’s part in the war and collected memoires from the “Forties”. On 2nd August a day of WWI commemorations.
  • WWI Commemoration at Hall Leys Park, Matlock – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014 – A World War One commemoration event in Matlock’s beautifully restored Victorian Hall Leys Park.
  • WWI Langsett & Midhope at War – Sunday 10th  August 2014 – Ranger guided walk at Langsett Barn Ranger Centre.
  • Calke Alive 20th Century at Calke Abbey – Wednesday 27th August 2014 – Meet some war time characters from Calke in the 1940’s. Help the war effort with some make do and mend and then join in at a tea dance in the Riding School at 2.30pm.

Remembrance poppies

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